Sioux Center Police Department

Sioux Center Police Department

SIOUX CENTER—A 25-year-old Rock Valley man was arrested about 11:50 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, in Sioux Center on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct — loud raucous noise and interference with official acts resulting in bodily injury.

The arrest of Drake Joel Vande Vegte stemmed from a report of a man who appeared to be under the influence at Sioux Center Health, according to the Sioux Center Police Department.

Nurses reported he was yelling and making weird noises in the hospital’s halls and tried to enter a stranger’s room.

The first officer on the scene could hear Vande Vegte shouting in the halls.

Vande Vegte had bloodshot, watery eyes and the odor of an alcoholic beverage.

Officers escorted Vande Vegte out of the hospital, although at one point he stopped and began to yell at the officers, according to the incident report.

Vande Vegte was escorted to the parking lot where police told him he was going to be placed in handcuffs.

Vande Vegte began pulling away and resisting the officers.

Officers brought Vande Vegte to the ground where they secured Vande Vegte in handcuffs.

One of the officers cut open his left elbow when taking Vande Vegte to the ground and required stitches for the wound.

Vande Vegte was transported to the Sioux County Jail in Orange City, where a preliminary breath test showed he had a .245 blood alcohol content.